Gotouge Koyoharu, the author of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” won the Special Prize of the 25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award.
The 25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award, sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun, is a yearly manga prize awarded to manga artists or their works that follow the Osamu Tezuka manga. This year, The Manga Grand Prize was awarded to “Land” by Kazumi Yamashita, the New Creator Prize was awarded to Kanehito Yamada (original story) and Abetsukasa (art) for “Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End,” the Short Work Prize was awarded to Hiroko Nohara for “The Disappeared Mama Friend” and “My Wife Won’t Talk,” and the Special Prize was awarded to Gotouge Koyoharu for “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”
The presentation ceremony will be held on June 3 at the Tokyo headquarters of the Asahi Shimbun in Tsukiji, Tokyo. The Grand Prize winner will receive a bronze statue and a supplementary prize of 2 million yen, while the New Creator Prize, the Short Work Prize, and the Special Prize winners will each receive a bronze statue and a supplementary prize of 1 million yen.